Monthly Archives: May 2013

New York lawyers who convinced a client to falsify the facts of her injury and then covered it up are suspended for 9 months

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent New York Appellate Division opinion suspending two lawyers who convinced a client to falsify the facts underlying her injury and then covered it up when another … Continue reading

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Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal holds that in camera review is required before court can require privileged documents to be produced

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent opinion of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal granting a petition for writ of certiorari quashing a discovery order compelling the production of allegedly privileged … Continue reading

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Kentucky Supreme Court opinion finds that lawyer did not disobey obligation to tribunal by ignoring judge’s warnings about his behavior

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Kentucky Supreme Court disciplinary opinion which held that a lawyer’s repeated disruptive behavior and refusal to abide by a judge’s “repeated warnings” to tone down his … Continue reading

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Bar Ethics Committee will decide whether to modify or withdraw Ethics Op. 87-4 which allows lawyers to offer 2 contracts to PI clients

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Notice in the April 30, 2013 issue of The Florida Bar News advising that the Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee (PEC) will consider whether to modify or … Continue reading

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Recent Notice of Proposed Florida Bar Board of Governors Actions contains important potential changes to the Florida Bar Rules

Hello everyone and welcome to this Cinco de Mayo Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Notice of Proposed Board Actions which has some important proposed amendments to the Florida Bar Rules.  The Notice is on page 4 of the … Continue reading

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